11 Art Memes That Perfectly Sum Up the Misery of August

Watson Adventures Art Memes August MiseryFor many of us, the eighth month is the cruelest month. Summer is both unbearably hot and yet terrifyingly close to ending. The sun’s blazing, humidity’s rising, school’s looming. If you’re not sweaty and gross at any given moment, it’s probably because you’re freezing to death in your office.

August is rough, and these 11 art memes are all of us this month. See how many of these you can relate to.

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Team-Building Dilemma: Can’t Move On? Blame the Sunk-Cost Fallacy

The Scavenger Hunt Guide to Life #7: Fish or Cut Bait?

Should you go to a concert you already bought tickets for if you’re feeling miserable? Does the amount you paid matter? I faced this dilemma recently when I held two pricey tickets to see country music legend Junior Brown play at a club a half-hour drive from my house. On the day of the concert, my back was killing me. And I belatedly discovered that I’d purchased tickets to stand for two hours or more. Plus the friend who was going to accompany me had to cancel.

Should I still go to the concert? What if I’d paid $50 for my ticket? What if I’d paid $100? Would it be a complete waste of $100 if I didn’t go? Read More

Drinks with a View: 21 of the Best Rooftop Bars in the Country

Watson Adventures Best Rooftop Bars

From museum scavenger hunts to challenging escape games, adventures are a thirsty business. It’s only natural to head out afterward to toast your victory or to rehash your favorite parts of the game. This being summer, of course, you should really enjoy your post-hunt libations outside!

From glamorous hotel rooftops to the open-air bars at museums—like the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, above—we’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor bars in the seven cities with Watson Adventures scavenger hunts available to the public

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Jeff Bezos Kicked Your Butt—And Other Scavenger Hunt Records

Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt Intrepid

Highlights from Watson Adventures’ First 18 Years

Longest escalator ride. Most keys removed from a keyring by a parrot. World’s wealthiest cat.

The world is full of weird, hilarious records—humans, and apparently some other animals, are competitive by nature. We like our bragging rights. And here at Watson Adventures, where we create scavenger hunts and other games for a living, we’re no different. Seeing as it’s our birthday and we’ll brag if we want to, here are just a few of the many highlights compiled over 18 years of adventure.

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Camera Shenanigans: 20+ of the Best Team Photos of 2018, So Far

Watson Adventures Best Photos 2018 So FarIf you have trouble believing it’s already July, you’re not alone. Why, it feels like just yesterday that hunters were enjoying their first Watson Adventures scavenger hunt of the year, and now here we are with our favorite team photos from the first half of 2018!

Whether on corporate team building scavenger hunts or public scavenger hunts at the museum or in your favorite neighborhood, you’re often tasked with completing fun photo challenges. You might have to take a team photo jumping in the air, or acting scared of a live animal. Check out some of our favorite kooky, creative ways hunters have found to rise to the challenge.

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Fun with the Founding Fathers: Fourth of July Quiz

Watson Adventures Fourth of July Quiz

Happy birthday, America! You’re turning 242 years old on this Fourth of July, but you don’t look a day over 150. 

On this special day, here’s a fun little quiz about our country’s parents, the Founding Fathers, and their fight to someday give us a day off from work in early July. Check out these famous paintings of major figures and moments in the fight for independence and the struggle to build a nation, and see how well you know what was really going on. And then go salute America with some hot dogs and apple pie.

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Here’s the Scoop: 16 Awesome Ice Cream Places Around the Country

Watson Adventures Ice Cream

Nothing says summer like ice cream, and nothing helps sweeten a victory—or soften the sting of defeat—after a scavenger hunt like a heaping helping of your favorite flavor.

Whatever you crave, from crazy creations to beloved classics, we’ve got you. Check out this list of awesome ice cream places in each of the seven cities where we offer public hunts. Each stop is on or near a scavenger hunt route, so come for the fun, stay for the yum!

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New Team-Building Scavenger Hunt: Solve a Murder Mystery Anywhere!

Wstson Adventures Murder Mayhem Anywhere

Our latest game is like an “escape room” game wherever you can think of—even outdoors

Little do you know, but one of your colleagues is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. His or her good side knows nothing about the evil side—and the evil side has challenged you to a duel. Your group has been poisoned, with only 90 minutes left to live. You’ll have to complete a series of challenges and solve interlocking puzzles to reveal the killer’s identity. If you succeed, you get the antidote. If you fail…well, you know. Read More

10 Amazing Secrets from ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’

You don’t have to head to a museum to see an impressive work of art. Just go outside and look at the trees. Mother Nature’s masterful sculptures are right by the curb or the park bench, but they are so often and so easily overlooked. That’s just one of the reasons we love to feature trees on our outdoor scavenger hunts.

In Philadelphia’s Washington Square, we send hunters in search of the tree that grew from seeds that traveled into space and back with an Apollo mission. In another Washington Square in New York City’s Greenwich Village, our hunt points out the “Hangman’s Elm,” which legend (inaccurately) says helped execute criminals back in colonial times. On the Babson College campus outside of Boston, teams must locate an apple tree that descends from the very tree Isaac Newton sat under when falling fruit prompted his “eureka!” moment. Then there’s the historic  Read More